Steve Stamford | Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

The present Bath Abbey (the original was ruined after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 by order of Henry VIII), was completed in 1611. It is the starting point for most of the local tour guides and during daylight getting a clear shot is pretty much impossible.
Steve Stamford | North Parade Passage

North Parade Passage

The centre of Bath has many small cobbled streets and this one with the artificial light giving a softness and the rain on the cobbles creates a rather beautiful image.
Steve Stamford | Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

The rather splendid Pulteney Bridge in Bath spans the Avon. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style and completed in 1774 it is home to shops on both sides of its span and innumerable pigeons.
Steve Stamford | Bathampton bridge 2

Bathampton bridge 2

A pretty, nine arch, grade2 listed bridge over the Avon dating back to 1872. It is single track and to this day is still subject to a toll as it is in private ownership.
Steve Stamford | The baths of Bath

The baths of Bath

Getting there early is about the only chance you have of capturing this façade of the King's and Queen's baths in Bath
Steve Stamford | The Empire Bath

The Empire Bath

Overlooking the River Avon at Bath is the rather splendid Empire. Completed in 1901 it was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1935 who must have rather liked it because they didn't leave until 1995. Subsequently converted into apartments and restaurants it enjoys a view over the river Avon, Poulteney bridge and weir.
Steve Stamford | Poulteney bridge Bath 2

Poulteney bridge Bath 2

Across the river Avon in Bath is the rather beautiful Poulteney bridge which dates back to 1774 and is one of only 4 bridges in the world with shops on both sides. A far more modern addition is the weir, one of many along the Avon designed to control the river levels.